The Commissioner is involved in a number of regular meetings with local partners.
West Mercia Local Criminal Justice Board
The West Mercia Local Criminal Justice Board (LCJB) brings together criminal justice partners to identify priorities, address cross-cutting issues, reduce reoffending, improve the experiences of victims and witnesses, and deliver agreed objectives to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the local CJS.
This meeting is chaired by John Campion, the Police and Crime Commissioner and includes membership at a senior level from all CJS partners, including:
- West Mercia Police
- His Majesty’s Court & Tribunal Service (HMCTS)
- Crown Prosecution Service (CPS)
- His Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service (HMPPS)
- The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner (OPCC)
- West Mercia Youth Justice Service (YJS)
West Mercia Victims Board
The PCC’s Victims’ Board is a sub group of the LCJB and ensures that victims and witnesses receive end to end, coordinated support. The Board will review, and where appropriate, develop support pathways. The Board will collect data which enables the measurement of victim and witness experience through the criminal justice process.
Crime Reduction Board
The PCC’s Crime Reduction Board brings partners together to reduce offending and reoffending by ensuring that adults and young people who offend are challenged and supported to desist from crime. The Board will develop end to end support which includes prevention, early intervention and targeted intervention.
Policing Alliance and How it’s Governed
The Alliance between West Mercia Police and Warwickshire Police was dissolved on March 30th 2020. The Alliance Governance Group consisted of the PCC, his counterpart in Warwickshire, their respective Chief Executives and Chief Officers within the two police forces. They met on a monthly basis to discuss issues and make decisions related to how the alliance of the two police forces worked.
The minutes from these meetings can be found below: